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Thai University Students Plead Guilty to Lese Majeste Over Play

. . BANGKOK – Thai University students, Patiwat Saraiyaem, 23, and Pornthip Munkong, 25, have admitted insulting royalty in a play “The Wolf Bride” they performed about a 1973 uprising. Patiwat Saraiyaem and Pornthip Munkong, face up to 15 years in jail under lese majeste laws, which protect the royals from any insults. “Both defendants plead guilty […]

December 30th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Iranian and Frenchman Arrested in Phuket for Hotel Robbery

  PHUKET – Two foreign tourists Shahram Ghorbaniafshar, 48, from Iran, and Stephane Emery, 42, from France have been charged with stealing more than a million baht in various currencies from guests’ safe deposit boxes at three hotels on this resort island. Receptionists at theBaanLuktan Resort said on Saturday the men gave them spiked drinks […]

December 30th, 2014 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Tour Bus Carrying 37 Passengers Overturns in Phuket

  The injured Russian tourists were taken to Patong Hospital – Photo Thawit Bilabdullar   PHUKET – A group of 37 Russian tourists on a bus tour in Phuket were involved in an accident which left 25 of the visitors with minor injuries, and the two tour operators more seriously injured. The accident happened on […]

December 30th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Bodies Spotted in Area Where AirAsia 8501 Jet Vanished

  JAKARTA – Indonesian authorities have reported bodies, along with possible debris, have been spotted Tuesday in the Java Sea, where AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished three days ago, officials said. Indonesian officials coming off a helicopter on Borneo island said they saw several bodies floating in waters near where the flight was last seen. Images […]

December 30th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Two Indian Tourists Killed in Van Crash on Way to Suvarnabhumi Airport

  BANGKOK –  Two Indian Tourists have been killed after the van they were travelling in ran into the rear-end of a parked water truck on an elevated road near Suvarnabhumi airport, five other  family members were also injured in the accident. The horrific crash occurred on the five-lane elevated road leading to the entrance […]

December 29th, 2014 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

More Suspects Held in Nepali Student Kidnapping Case in Bangkok

  BANGKOK – Thai Police in Bangkok, with the help of call details and other information provided by Nepal Police have arrested four more kidnappers allegedly involved in abducting three Nepali students in Thailand. According to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police, Thai Police had arrested the four from different places in Bangkok. […]

December 29th, 2014 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Chiang Rai Declares Six Disaster Areas Due to Cold Weather

  CHIANG RAI – Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office in Chiang Rai had declaired six districts in Chiang Rai ‘Cold Disaster’ areas after the temperature dropped below six degrees Celsius in some hilltop locales. Disaster Prevention and Mitigation office in Chiang Rai, said temperatures in the lowlands were only 10 degrees Celsius for three consecutive […]

December 29th, 2014 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

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